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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,859thNudest: 5,105thMost Avoided: 7,839th
The Toasty Smell of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
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Mel Torme
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Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Population6.284 billion

LeaderMel Torme

CurrencyToasty Smell
AnimalOpen Fire

The Toasty Smell of Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Mel Torme with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, prohibition of alcohol, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.284 billion Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hearth. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 40.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire economy, worth 538 trillion Toasty Smells a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 85,628 Toasty Smells, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 311,899 per year while the poor average 16,709, a ratio of 18.7 to 1.

Stockbrokers dream of getting rich by writing textbooks, Mel Torme's latest speech included a bizarre reference to MaxWow incontinence pads being 50% more absorbent than the next leading brand, defense lawyers often argue there's no proof murder victims weren't vampires, and octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it. Crime is moderate. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire's national animal is the Open Fire, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire is ranked 100,452nd in the world and 48th in Christmas for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 0.17 Bank.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,859thNudest: 5,105thMost Avoided: 7,839thLargest Retail Industry: 8,632ndLargest Mining Sector: 9,445thTop
Largest Black Market: 12,469thMost Stationary: 18,622ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,105thMost Devout: 19,194thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,527thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,652ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,796thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,915thMost Influential: 23,285th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionNudest: 11th in the region

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